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2020 has undoubtedly been a trying time for everyone. But now more than ever, brands still need to advertise. And it begs the question: how can I still advertise? We’ve all seen numerous attempts at advertising during this pandemic. Some have been great, some not-so-great, and others, completely tone deaf. During these times, it’s important to learn how to advertise thoughtfully and responsibly. As a media buyer agency, we have a lot of experience in creating thoughtful ads, that’s why we put together some dos and don’ts of crisis advertising.
As societal norms have changed over the years, so have your means for driving sales. Door-to-door salesmen are practically non-existent these days and cold calling isn’t exactly the best way to sell anymore. For many small businesses, your website is your main tool for attracting leads and driving sales. That’s often easier said than done. How can you plausibly turn those daily website visitors into actual sales? When you implement effective marketing automation in Denver, you can convert those site visitors into future sales.
In just three short months, 2020 has already proved to be an interesting year for the advertising industry. Between the innovative Super Bowl ads to the coronavirus pandemic, ads have been thoroughly shaped by many recent cultural and social circumstances. Amidst all the chaotic change, there have been instances of incredible advertising feats. As an advertising company in Denver, we are always eager to analyze and critique the top ads.
As Super Bowl retail spending grew from 14.8 billion to 17.2 billion from last year, all eyes were on Super Bowl LIV for some noteworthy and creative advertisements. The game was impressive, but the ads were the real stars of the show. As one of Denver’s top advertising agencies, we wanted to recap the worst and the best Super Bowl commercials of 2020.
In spring 2018, one of our long-time clients in downtown Denver sought to branch out into a new business space. Dr. Gregory Funk, owner of Ideal Health Chiropractic, wanted to start a new affiliate business: Hope N Wellness. He relied on the expertise of FiG to develop the brand, launch it, and market his business. Our team was excited to start on this affiliate marketing project that would support kids in the area. It’s been over a year since the new business launched and we’re very excited to share our successful results.
TMany people speculated on the seeming lack of advertising for the Wonder Woman film. There are industry critics who think the film's opening wasn't supported with enough media buys, as compared to similar comic hero films. Some opined that this lack of advertising would contribute to the film's eventual failure.
Advertising doesn't have to be serious. In fact, every year April Fools' Day ad hoaxes allow advertisers the opportunity to have a bit of fun with their brand. This April Fools' day, marketers couldn’t resist being goofy, deceptive, and downright hilarious in order to showcase their brands. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite April Fools' ads from this year.
While the Super Bowl is a match of athletic wits and prowess, the Super Bowl ads are, well the Super Bowl for advertising agencies. This year, thirty seconds of air time cost advertisers and advertising agencies between $5M - $5.5M.
eMarketer says that “In 2016, 69.8 million Americans will use an ad blocker, a jump of 34.4% over last year.” Ad blockers filter out ads on peoples’ mobile and desktop devices. Next year, that figure will grow another 24.0% to 86.6 million people.” Though your audience may choose to ignore you, you can’t neglect them. Ad blocking software is “already used by hundreds of millions of people,” Mr. Blanchfield, CEO and Co-Founder of PageFair, assures us, “You can’t put the cat back in the bag.”
Over the years, we’ve been called in to create digital marketing results for B2B, B2C, and nonprofits of all sizes, and in countless industries. There are a number of reasons why companies decide it’s time to work with a marketing agency. Some are entrepreneurs who are looking to take their marketing efforts to the next level. Many companies have internal marketing people and seek an agency partner to be an extension of their existing team.